This has to be one of the most BEAUTIFUL desserts I have seen this HOLIDAY SEASON!
AND NO I didNOT MAKE IT!
But I know the lady who did!
She taught the ITALIAN to make BREAD!
She is also a SELF TAUGHT PASTRY CHEF!
This is CALLED A PAVLOVA.
AUSTRALIA and New Zealand FIGHT OVER WHO INVENTED IT I BELIEVE!
It was named after the FAMOUS BALLERINA……..ANNA PAVLOVA.
I do make these as they are simple and delicious plus for me they are GLUTEN FREE!
Plus, I had wanted to be a BALLERINA for my career but that DREAM did not come TRUE!
TOO TALL and NOT GOOD ENOUGH I did DANCE in THE MARIN CIVIC BALLET
San Francisco BALLET productions of THE NUTCRACKER for YEARS!
I have very FOND memories of those performances and the BEHIND THE SCENES DRAMA!
SO instead I went with another passion of mine FASHION MERCHANDISING.
I MET MY BELOVED ITALIAN IN THAT FIELD!
HE ARRIVED FROM ITALY ON AN AIRPLANE IN APRIL of 1984!
WE BOTH WORKED FOR AN ITALIAN WHOLESALE HANDBAG COMPANY that was hidden away in the PRODUCE SECTION of OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA!
YOU might recognize the NAME
THE GUCCI ACCESSORY COLLECTION.
THESE were the handbags and accessories you saw in the 1980’s in department stores and speciality shops.
Remember when the LOGO was all the GG’s in BROWN and or BLUE?
Well chances are if I SEE THOSE BAGS TODAY and they are popping up in VINTAGE STORES;
I can SPOUT the STYLE NUMBER OFF!
1001-1 = BROWN Duffle Bag
1001-2 = BLUE DUFFLE BAG
TRIVIA FUN FACT!
NOW, speaking of THAT ITALIAN here he is BELOW!
Here we have a WREATH made by my neighbor DIANE for THE PASSING of WINSTON!
The white FLOWERS are REAL and quite lovely!
THE ITALIAN had just hung it see the wire?
So he was inside and I was outside!
PEEK A BOO!!!
Here is my bed………
THE LEOPARD PILLOWS ARE FOR SALE ON MY GARDEN CLUB SITE which YOU PEOPLE cannot access!
They are NEW been in a closet for awhile I am selling them for $40.00 each.
Plus shipping.Send me an email or leave a comment if you are interested!
I’m HAPPY to get back to you with the details.
I do need a NEW HEADBOARD but would feel BAD to cover my TAPESTRY.
Look at that picture.
Two birds the MALE on the RIGHT chatting it up with the LADY!
IN NATURE THE MAN IS ALWAYS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE FEMALE!
Surrounded by lushness of GREEN PLANTS.
A CASTLE IN THE DISTANCE………
MY GRAND DOGS………NOLLIE on the BOTTOM her SON and ONLY PUPPY on TOP with TONQUE OUT!
They are in the car headed SOUTH for the 9 hour ride!Looks like they know they are in for the long HAUL!
One could say they “ARE HOLDING HANDS!”
“HERE WE GO AGAIN!”
OUR TREE THIS YEAR!
I HAD A READER from SPAIN mention she does OIL PULLING NIGHTLY!
I had NEVER heard of that and am NOW A FAN!
Oil pulling involves swishing oil around the mouth, using it like a mouthwash. It has been used for thousands of years as an Indian folk remedy.
In order to oil pull, you put a tablespoon of oil in your mouth, then swish it around for 15–20 minutes.
The main benefit of doing this is that it reduces the amount of harmful bacteria in the mouth.
There are hundreds of different types of bacteria in your mouth. While many of them are friendly, others are not.
The bacteria in your mouth create a biofilm on your teeth, a thin layer known as plaque.
Having some plaque on your teeth is perfectly normal, but if it gets out of hand, it can cause various problems, including bad breath, gum inflammation, gingivitis and cavities.
The way oil pulling works is simple — when you swish the oil around your mouth, the bacteria get swept away and dissolve in the liquid oil.
Oil pulling should work with pretty much any oil, but extra-virgin coconut oil is a popular choice due to its pleasant taste.
It also has a favorable fatty acid profile, containing high amounts of lauric acid, which has antimicrobial properties (1Trusted Source).
SUMMARYOil pulling is an ancient Indian remedy to clean the mouth and teeth. It is claimed to reduce the risk of cavities, gingivitis and bad breath.
Oil pulling is incredibly simple:
Put about a tablespoon of oil in your mouth
Swish the oil around your mouth for about 15–20 minutes
Spit out the oil, then brush your teeth
It’s best to spit the oil out onto a piece of paper and put it in the trash — the fat might otherwise clog your pipes over time.
There is no need to use a lot of force. If oil pulling causes pain in your facial muscles, relax a bit. Try using less oil next time and don’t swish it around too forcefully.
Some people say it’s best to oil pull on an empty stomach, before brushing your teeth. Many do it while showering or bathing in the morning.
I HAVE GOOGLED THIS INFORMATION ABOVE!